Deeper Roots is what that other book promised to be but never was. Rather than an incapacitating and sentimental Christian tracing of ethnicity, the author reconnects the African American and his Caribbean brothers and sisters to the dynamic West-African cultural expression of the universal way of Islam.
Heyerdahl’s Ra I, built by African boatmen from Lake Chad. It sailed from North Africa in 1969 for Barbados. It proved the feasibility of using such a boat for an Africa to America journey.